HASCON 2017 Final Transformers Schedule

Since the HASCON 2017 schedule was first revealed, a few changes have been made, including some extra events of interest to attending Transformers fans. Read on for the Transformers schedule as it currently stands, one week from the convention!

Check out the schedule in detail below, then head over to the Allspark Forums to discuss it with other fans!


All Weekend

TRANSFORMERS BRAND EXPERIENCE
Location: Transformers Brand Area
Immerse yourself in the world of Transformers where things are More than Meets the Eye! We take you behind-the-scenes through the latest entertainment from movies to animation to comics, and have fun with the latest toys, hearing from the designers themselves how they bring this amazing brand to life! Ready to roll out? Highlights and hands-on experiences include:
– Get up close to an epic collection of Transformers movie props
– Meet and get your picture with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee costume characters
– Photo Ops featuring statues of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sqweeks, and more
– Photo Ops with Camaro Bumblebee and the IMSA/NASCAR TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight racing car
– Hands-on play with the latest Transformers toys, plus previews of 2018 action figures and toys
– Historical products from the Hasbro Vault
– Designer Archives featuring prototypes and imagery of never-before released toys

Friday

11:30AM – More than Meets the Eye
Location: HASCON Main Stage
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Transformers toy line, sneak a peek at never-released development process imagery, meet the team behind the magic, and be the first to get a glimpse of the future toy range. Hosted by the Transformers brand team

12:30PM – IDW – Transformers Comics: How Artists and Writers Bring Stories to Life
Location: HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.

1:30PM – Takara Tomy Autograph Session
Location: Transformers Brand Area
Transformers designers Shogo Hasui, Takashi Kunihiro, and Hideaki Yoke

2:30PM – From Unicron to Megatron – Explore the Villains of Transformers
Location: HASCON Main Stage
It feels good to be bad. Dive into the history of some of the most evil bots in the Transformers universe. Hosted by the Transformers brand team.

4:00PM – IDW Autograph Session
Location: Transformers Brand Area
Meet and greet autographs from Marcelo Matere and Chris Mowry, some of the creative minds at IDW involved with bringing Transformers comic books to life

Saturday

10:00AM – Stan Bush Autograph Session
Location: Transformers Brand Area

11:00AM – IDW: The Hasbro Comic Revolution
Location: Discovery Family Stage
IDW and Hasbro have been making great comics together for over a decade now! Howd it all get started? Wheres it going next? IDW CCO Chris Ryall and guests to be named will share stories of comics past and Visions of comics future!

12:00PM – PETER AND FRANK SOUND OFF: The Voices of Optimus Prime & Megatron!
Location: HASCON Main Stage
The powerful voices behind two of the most iconic adversaries the heroic Autobot Optimus Prime and villainous Decepticon Megatron come together as friends and share stories around the legacy they have helped create. With more than 30 years of Transformers voice acting history and decades of friendship, these two will fill the air with untold stories and glimpses behind the microphone of some of the most memorable recording sessions.

3:00PM – TRANSFORMERS: ‘THE LAST KNIGHT’ in the Making
Location: HASCON Main Stage
Discuss the making of Transformers: ‘The Last Knight’ with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner and special guests.

4:00PM – Peter Cullen and Frank Welker – Autograph session
Location: Transformers Brand Area
Get autographs from two of the powerful voices behind two of the most iconic adversaries, the heroic Autobot Optimus Prime and villainous Decepticon Megatron.

5:00PM – Susan Blu Autograph Session
Location: Transformers Brand Area

6:30PM – TRANSFORMERS: Special Dinner Event (VIP or Add-On Ticket Purchase Required)
Price: $200 plus tax
Location: The Dunkin’ Donuts Center Overlook Lounge
Celebrate 10 years of Transformers film magic at this special VIP event! Join celebrities and producers, including Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, from Transformers: The Last Knight as we look back at the magic moments from the franchises cinematic legacy. Peter Cullen and Frank Welker will give a special introduction to the first ever HASCON Transformers Hall of Fame ceremony, with a special appearance from past inductee Yoke-san, famed toy designer from TakaraTomy, along with a special guest. The Transformers design and brand teams will offer a sneak preview of select 2018 toys and this special evening will be capped off by an exclusive live performance from Stan Bush. Dinner will be served. Plus, participate in a raffle for special prizes including signed posters from Mark Wahlberg, Transformers merchandise, and more. Each VIP attendee will receive a special Transformers Super Fan gift bag including a pre-signed autograph from Peter and Frank, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, and a VIP HASCON-exclusive pin set.

Sunday

10:00AM – Stan Bush Autograph Session
Location: Transformers Brand Area

11:00AM – THE PRIME WARS TRILOGY: See the story come to life!
Location: FANmily Stage Room
Enjoy designs behind the celebrated Combiner Wars chapter of the Prime Wars Trilogy, animated in partnership with Machinima, as well as a peek at the upcoming Titans Return animated series. Learn how Hasbro enlisted the fan universe to expand their story world and the beloved characters that have brought the story to life. Fans in attendance will also be the first to see exciting reveals from the popular mobile game Transformers: Earth Wars published by Backflip and developed by Space Ape games.

12:00PM – PETER AND FRANK SOUND OFF: The Voices of Optimus Prime & Megatron! (repeat)
Location: HASCON Main Stage

12:45PM – Susan Blu Autograph Session
Location: Transformers Brand Area

1:00PM – IDW – Transformers Comics: How Artists and Writers Bring Stories to Life (repeat)
Location: Discovery Family Stage

2:00PM – The Women of Transformers
Location: FANmily Stage Room
These amazing women have brought to life some of the most memorable and iconic stories and characters in the Transformers Universe. From film to comics to animation and toys, these talented women have helped shape the modern day Transformers franchise. For the first time together, hear the inspiring commentary from fan favorite Susan Blu and the 1980’s G1 Animated Series and go behind the design with Hasbro toy development, engineering and marketing teams.

2:00PM – Peter Cullen and Frank Welker – Autograph session
Location: Transformers Brand Area

3:00PM – More than Meets the Eye (repeat)
Location: Discovery Family Stage

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Callum somehow managed to avoid Transformers during his actual childhood, but then the live-action films piqued his interest, Animated suckered him in, and IDW's comics made sure he stuck around.
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